Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is an international competition which invites young people to speak out about environmental issues close to their heart through investigative reporting, photography or film.

In Wales, Wrigley is supporting the YRE Litter Less programme through Keep Wales Tidy to encourage young people from universities, schools, colleges and youth organisations to consider and investigate local litter issues.

  • Choose an issue which you care about, this could be anything from the topical issue of marine litter and the damage it causes to our wildlife through to fly-tipping and the effects it has on community pride.
  • Involve the organisation you belong to by organising a practical event or community action day or raising awareness of the chosen issue
  • Be original, research your topic thoroughly – talk to relevant people, get quotes, make it real.
  • Report it and suggest solutions to your issue
  • Share your investigations with anyone and everyone via at least 3 media outlets

Young Reporters for the Environment is open to all young people in Wales and will appeal to different skill sets.

There are three categories of 11-14, 15-18 and 19-25 and within each age category there are three format categories as follow:

Written entries must be no more than 1,000 words and can contain photos and illustrations

Filmed entries must be no more than 3 minutes long preferably in a news report style

Photographic entries must be a single photo with a title and a short description of no more than 150 words

Entries are submitted in March of each year with National results in April and International results in May.

In schools and colleges YRE can be linked to the curriculum of many subjects such as English, Geography, Science, Photography and Creative Media and offers a practical opportunity for young people to showcase their skills either on an individual or group basis.

Youth organisations can work together on project based, practical activities leading to group or individual entries

Further and higher education students can produce quality work to add to portfolios, and contribute towards course work and CVs.

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